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Robert Young

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Robert Edward Young

May 22, 1926 - July 28, 2014

Robert Edward Young was born May 22, 1926 in Streator, Illinois to Robert Byron and Myrtle Emma (Hill) Young, and died of cancer Monday, July 28, 2014 at his home in Salem, Oregon.

Petty Officer Second Class Young served his country as a Navy Hospital Corpsman during two tours of duty, in the Second World and Korean Wars. He subsequently graduated from La Sierra College in 1953. After settling in Salem in 1957, he raised a family and worked at State Farm Insurance and Salem Hospital, and continued to volunteer at the hospital after his retirement.

Bob loved mountaineering, jazz, reading, his work and coworkers, and especially his family. A big gap will remain where once were his quiet strength, his patience, his stoicism, his work ethic, his kindness, his generosity, and of course his off-beat sense of humor. He will be missed very much.

Preceding him in death were his sisters Marilyn Horner (Jack) and Roberta. Bob is survived by his wife of 64 years, Greta (Christensen), his daughter Karen (Bruce Edwards) of Portland, his sons Mark (Julie) and Jonathan (Sandi) of Salem, and by eight grandchildren: Kari Carstensen (John), Kelsey Woodhouse (Scott), Shannon, Derek, Emma, and Nicola Young, and Nathan and Simon Edwards.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 16, at 3 pm, at the Salem Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. In lieu of flowers, Bob would have liked to have seen contributions in his memory go to Capital City Medical Teams (, for the support of pediatric medical mission work in Latin America, or to any other worthy charity. Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Aug. 10, 2014
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